OGC Testbed 17 Kickoff
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is undertaking its Testbed-17 Innovation Initiative, a collaborative effort to rapidly prototype, design, develop and test solutions to location-related problems. Testbed-17 outcomes are expected to shape the future of geospatial software architectures, processing, and data handling. Testbed sponsors supported this vision with cost-sharing funds to partially offset the costs associated with development, engineering, and demonstration of these outcomes. These funds enabled participants to recoup a portion of their initiative expenses.
As an OGC Innovation Program (IP) activity, Testbed-17 emphasizes the evaluation of what should be in a specification, how the specification should act, and how specification-based software should respond. Draft specifications and change requests are feeding the OGC Standards Program, where they will be reviewed, revised, and potentially approved as new international open standards that can reach millions of individuals.
Testbed-17 Kickoff and Execution
The Testbed-17 (virtual) Kickoff event is currently scheduled for April 6-8 (subject to adjustment).
OGC members wishing to observe any of the testbed activities may join the Testbed-17 Portal Project by clicking through this Observer Agreement.